The Savage City: Race, Murder, and a Generation on the Edge Characters

T. J. English
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George Whitmore

The Savage City is dedicated by author T.J. English to George Whitmore. George represents the scapegoat in this narrative. When the NYPD plucked George off the streets of New Jersey, he was a painfully naïve teenager whom they tortured into confessing to a series of crimes he did not commit. Included in these crimes was the brutal slaying of Janice Wylie and Emily Hoffert, also known as the infamous Career Girls Murder. When the black community heard of George's predicament, the reaction was one of outrage and his story was one of the sparks that ignited the black liberation movement. George became the most famous "wrong man" of the age, representing any black man, as what had happened to him could have happened to any young black man on the street in those days. It would take George ten years to escape his ensnarement by...

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